85934 - Transcription: Non-Arab representatives of Arabs

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Athina Kehagias

Because now some finally have understood that Turkey cannot function as a preponderant in the Arab world, because quite simply it’s not constituted by Arabs. Another thing however that is not understood by everyone is that there are no Arabs in Iran. So in Iran they are Shiites, they are not Sunnis, and in actual fact they are Indo-European and not Semitic. But this means that Iran also has a problem in representing all other Arab nations, which is something we don’t talk about clearly. So the mistake we make at the geopolitical level is that because we associate Muslims with Arabs, we are under the impression that any country that is Muslim can represent the Arabs. We also forget another issue that within Israel there are Arabs. And even MP’s at that. This means that if we don’t differentiate between Arabs and Muslims, Shiites and Sunnis, then we don’t understand what functions and consider everything to be identical, whereas it is a strategic mistake.